A lecture given by Robin Blaser June 27, 2001. Blaser spends the majority of the lecture speaking about what her terms "cultural despair." He also discusses at length the practive and process of writing his libretto. After his lecture the floor is opened up for Q & A. This is part 1 of 2.
A Robin Blaser lecture titled, Where's hell? Blaser reads and discusses portions of his Great companion piece on Dante Alighiere, a poetic commentary on Dante's ideas and use of language. Blaser discusses the works and ideas of other writiers including James Joyce, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Ezra Pound. Topic: none
A lecture by Robin Blaser involving the reading of pieces by various artists including Blaser as well as discussion. Topics of readings and discussion includes the topic of "irreparables" the philosophies and terms surrounding it.
A reading (tape 2 of 2) held at Naropa University June 6 2003. Robin Blaser concludes the evening of readers that included Elizabeth Robinson and Kenneth Irby. Blaser reads from his books The Holy Forest and Wonders as well as newer work. This is part 2 of 2.
Robin Blaser presents another of his famously unsummarizable lectures, in which he searches with us for guides on the journey "From there to here to where: writing." "There" is Blaser's early childhood in Idaho, living in a train car and learning about syphilis from a tent chautauqua. "Here" is the hell that, as Pound said, holding his hands across his heart, is "here." "Where" is the question of where we are now, and where we are going,...
Part two of a two part lecture series by Robin Blaser entitled Belief, doubt, and politics. Blaser discusses language, spirituality, sexuality, gender and the existential given. He reads and discusses the ideas and writing of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Stephane Mallarme and chiasmatic language, Frederich Nietzsche's parable "The madman" and his book The Gay Science/The Joyful Wisdom, Jean-Francois Lyotard's book The Postmodern Condition, and Martha Nussbaum's ideas about the soul. Blaser...
Second half of a panel discussion with Robin Blaser, Robert Creeley and Michael Ondaatje. The panelists discuss their research, the immigrant experience, death and fame, and writing under the influence of drugs. (Continued from 99P012)
A Robin Blaser lecture titled Belief, doubt and politics. Blaser discusses Clayton Eshelman, Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Lecture on the times," surrealism and romanticism, Victor Hugo, crucifixes and virgins, Francis Fukuyama and the end of history, Hanna Arendt, Lucian's "Zeus Rants," Robin Blaser's "Rose, Jack and Rexella Van Imp, Sappho and Ann Carsons, Martha Nussbaum, Ariadne and the soul as spider. The lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Part 1 of a two...
byBlaser, Robin; Creeley, Robert; Ondaatje, Michael
First half of a panel discussion with Robin Blaser, Robert Creeley and Michael Ondaatje. The panelists discuss their personal histories, followed by comments on community, the 1965 poetry conference, the influences of books, homelessness in language and other topics. (Continues on 99P013)
byBlaser, Robin; Brown, Lee Ann; Ginsberg, Allen; Schelling, Andrew; Taylor, Steven
First third of an Allen Ginsberg reading of "Pup Tent," "Newt Gingrich," "Skeleton Key," and new words to "Amazing Grace," followed with an introduction by Andrew Schelling of Robin Blaser and Lee Ann Brown reading "Even on Sunday," "Let Down Thy Bars," three versions of "Amazing Grace," "Resistance Play," "A Present Bow favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
First half of a Naropa Summer Writing Program faculty reading, featuring poetry by Roberto Tejado and Robin Blaser, prose by Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and poetry and prose by Eileen Myles. (Continued on 01P055)